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'Network Photographers'

Network Photographers is the UK's leading independent photographers' agency. Established in 1981, Network's photographers have been published in every major magazine in the world and have produced many books and exhibitions. Owned by its photographers, the agency is dedicated to producing incisive photo-journalism that makes a difference.

ROGER HUTCHINGS was born in England in 1952 and in 1980 let go a career in the city to pursue photography. He has travelled extensively producing reportages for many of the world's leading magazines receiving critical acclaim for his stories about the Bosnian war (for which he was honoured by World Press Photo Foundation) and more recently for his book Ataturks Children about life in Turkish Kurdistan. He is a director of Network Photographers. Roger's work has been recognised by awards as diverse as the Amnesty International photojournalism prize, the One World Award for Photography in Conflict and the Nikon Arts Photographer of the Year 1997

MARK POWER graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1981, where he specialised in life drawing. He took up photography soon afterwards, early projects concentrating on people living on the edge of British society.
Since then his work has been exhibited widely and published in several major magazines, but he is perhaps best known for the 'Shipping Forecast', which is being shown at 15 British and overseas venues until mid-1999. The exhibition and accompanying book received several awards including the Mosaic Prize from Luxembourg, the Yann Geffroy Documentary Award from Italy, the Special Jury Prize in the Oscar Barnack Award, Germany, and three nominations for the 1998 Citibank Photography Prize. In his other life he is a Senior Lecturer in Editorial Photography at the University of Brighton.

BARRY LEWIS has been one of Britain's foremost photographers of the last 20 years. Starting as a photographer with Vogue magazine he moved to mainstream photo reportage with the Observer and Sunday Times magazines. Barry has editorial credits with every major international illustrated magazine including LIFE, National Geographic Magazine, Stern and Paris Match.
While maintaining an active editorial career, Barry has developed a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting and innovative corporate photographers. He has recently shot major corporate assignments for the following clients: Guinness, Rank, Unilever, First Leisure, Finsiel, National Commercial Bank, Dixons and also the Victoria and Albert Museum, who incidentally hold some of his work in their permanent collection of contemporary photography.
He is a founder member of Network Photographers. Amongst his many prizes is the prestigious Oscar Barmack Award for Humanitarian Photography from the World Press Photography Foundation.

MIKE GOLDWATER is a founder member of Network Photographers. He works on editorial and corporate assignments in the UK and abroad.
His books include: Fighting the Famine, a photographic exploration of the causes and effects of famine in the Sahel; Indus Journey, a book on Pakistan in conjunction with Imran Khan; Promised Lands, a book which looks at land issues in Asia, Africa and Latin America with the writer Paul Vallely and Positive Lives, a Network Photographers group project which is photo-documentary on responses to HIV and AIDS.
He has won a number of awards, including the 1983 Observer/ Christian Aid award for photographs in El Salvador, the 1991 Tom Hopkinson Photojournalist of the Year award, and the first prize for General News in the World Press Awards in 1994 for pictures of ethnic conflict in Burundi. His exhibitions include Agent Orange, on the effect of Agent Orange in Vietnam and its constituant chemical 2,4,5-T in Britain and a joint exhibition called L'Exode for the aid agency SOS Sahel on how migration is changing the lives of villagers in the Dogon Valley of Mali, west Africa.

HARRIET LOGAN was born in England in 1967. She dropped out of an Illustration degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in America to become a photographer.
She won the 1992 Ian Parry award for her work in Sudan and Somalia, the 1996 David Hodge prize for her project about a Mayfair madame, as well as being an elected participant in the 1994 World press master class. Harriet has worked extensively around the world on assignment for many international newspapers and magazines and continues with her personal project on prostitution.

MIKE ABRAHAMS is a renowned photojournalist with 22 years experience. His work has been widely published in newspapers, colour supplements and magazines around the world. As a photojournalist he has covered political and social upheavals in the UK, and detailed coverage of the troubles in Northern Ireland was published in the book Still War in 1989. His compassionate coverage of international stories have been published worldwide.
Mike is also highly regarded in the area of corporate photography and has been commissioned by the leading design agencies to produce work for many of the major multinationals' annual reports. Mike is a founder member of Network Photographers. He is currently working on a long term project exploring the power and manifestations of faith throughout the world.

JONATHAN OLLEY studied fine art and design at the Chelsea School of Art (1985-1987) and then at the post-graduate course at the Newport School of Documentary Photography (1987-1989).
Based in London, he began work as a photographer, regularly freelancing for the Independent, Observer and Sunday Times newspapers, going on to join Network - Photographers of the Year (1995), for their photographic essay on the besieged city of Sarajevo '94. He received a bursary to complete an essay on the atom bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and completed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He has won two first prizes at the 40th World Press Photo contest (1997) for self assigned essays on the Newbury Bypass protest in the UK, '96 and the Burning Man Festival in Nevada USA '96.
Jonathan continues to enjoy working on self assigned photographic work in the UK and abroad.

NHS now and towards the future was produced by Network Photographers Limited and edited by Neil Burgess and Zelda Cheatle. The texts were prepared by Wendy Wallace and the project co-ordinated by Alice Wynne Willson and Peter Barker. The exhibition was designed by Marcus and Tony at Square Red. Network would like to thank Helen McCallum, Peter Addison-Child and Philip Jepson of the NHS Communications department for all their support and help during this project. We would also like to thank all the staff and patients of the NHS whose good natured co-operation and help made this project posible.

'Tour dates'
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham:May 6 - 22
The Urdd National Eisteddfod, Pwllheli:May 25 - 30
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge:June 2 - 14
Andover War Memorial Hospital, Andover:June 17 - 28
NHS 50 International Conference, London:July 1 - 3
Trafford General Hospital, Manchester:July 5 - 22
Northern General Hospital, Sheffield:July 25 - Aug 13
University Hospital Wales, Cardiff:Aug 16 - Sep 2
Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton:Sep 5 - 23
St Thomas' Hospital, London:Sep 26 - Oct 13
Antrim Hospital, Antrim:Oct 17 - Nov 1
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh:Nov 5 - 18
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle:Nov 21 - Dec 6
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds:Dec 9 - Jan 3, 1999
For further details call 0113 254 6193

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